Goals for Academic Writing

Another possible reason for Rihoko's reluctance to express her personal identity in her academic writing is that her field of study (and thus her writing ...

Author: Alister H. Cumming

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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This book documents the results of a multi-year project that investigated the goals for writing improvement among 45 students and their instructors in intensive courses of English as a Second Language (ESL) then, a year later, in academic programs at two Canadian universities. The researchers present a detailed framework to describe these goals from the perspectives of the students as well as their instructors. The goals are analyzed for groups of students from particular backgrounds internationally, for changes over time, and in relation to the ESL and academic courses. The authors use activity theory, goal theory, various sociolinguistic concepts, and multiple data sources (interviews, observations, stimulated recalls, questionnaires, and text analyses) to provide a contextually-grounded perspective on learning, teaching, writing, second-language development, and curriculum policy. The book will interest researchers, educators, and administrators of ESL, university, college, and literacy programs around the world.

Teaching Academic Writing in European Higher Education

TEACHING ACADEMIC WRITING IN EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION : AN INTRODUCTION All roads lead to Rome - The Texts , the Writers or the Discourse Communities in ...

Author: Lennart Björk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402012098

Category: Education

Page: 234

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This volume describes in detail teaching philosophies, curricular structures, research approaches and organizational models used in European countries. It offers concrete teaching strategies and examples: from individual tutorials to large classes, from face-to-face to web-based teaching, and addresses educational and cultural differences between writing instruction in Europe and the US.

Academic Writing in Context

In recent years , approaches to the teaching of academic writing have focused increasingly on helping students become aware of the particular features of ...

Author: Martin Hewings

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826481310

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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Explores a number of themes of interest to those engaged in researching and teaching academic genres. This book is of interest to students on Master's programmes in Teaching English as a Second Langauge and Applied Linguistics, and to scholars researching issues of academic literacy.

Strategies for Academic Writing

This is what people mean when they say that writing is an art , rather than a science . Example Paper 1 The author of the following student - written paper ...

Author: Irvin Yuiichi Hashimoto

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472080202

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

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Successful Academic Writing

professor another question, such as, “How did you learn academic writing?” This time, you may get more concrete responses: • “I had to learn academic ...

Author: Anneliese A. Singh

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462529421

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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Using rich examples and engaging pedagogical tools, this book equips students to master the challenges of academic writing in graduate school and beyond. The authors delve into nitty-gritty aspects of structure, style, and language, and offer a window onto the thought processes and strategies that strong writers rely on. Essential topics include how to: identify the audience for a particular piece of writing; craft a voice appropriate for a discipline-specific community of practice; compose the sections of a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods research article; select the right peer-reviewed journal for submitting an article; and navigate the publication process. Readers are also guided to build vital self-coaching skills in order to stay motivated and complete projects successfully. User-Friendly Features *Exercises (with answers) analyzing a variety of texts. *Annotated excerpts from peer-reviewed journal articles. *Practice opportunities that help readers apply the ideas to their own writing projects. *Personal reflections and advice on common writing hurdles. *End-of-chapter Awareness and Action Reminders with clear steps to take.

Mastering Academic Writing

Across the academic world, programmes and requirements vary, particularly in the terminology used to describe writing tasks. You may be writing an ...

Author: Boba Samuels

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526455062


Page: 224

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Focussing on research-related assignments, this book helps you navigate the potential pitfalls of academic writing through the experience of students who face the same challenges you do. Packed with hands-on exercises and insightful feedback, this workbook gives you the practice you need to fine tune your academic writing. Using their years of experience coaching students, the authors help you to: Develop and hone arguments Organise and interpret source material Write effective research proposals Follow academic conventions with confidence Complete collaborative writing projects. Encouraging and empowering, this book provides support as you progress through years of academic study, allowing you to develop your skills beyond the basics and master academic writing at an advanced level. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Academic Writing for College Students

Learn Academic Writing with Peace of Mind! Yasir Bashir. an My name is Yasir Bashir. I have completed MBA, MPA, and BBA degrees.

Author: Yasir Bashir

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781291172614

Category: Education


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Do you know how to write a Professional Academic Essay, Research Paper, Book Report, Annotated Bibliography? Read the Academic Writing book for the best help! No experience in Academic Writing! Do not Worry! After reading the book, students will learn about how to write academic assignments (Essay, Research Papers, Book Reports, and Annotated Bibliography) in the shortest possible time and accurately.

Success in Academic Writing

Nevertheless, there are generalisations we can make about what many kinds of academic writing have in common. Some common features of academic writing The ...

Author: Trevor Day

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137247841

Category: Study Aids

Page: 232

View: 123


Helps students to develop confidence, technique and clarity of purpose as a writer in their discipline. Takes the reader through the complete writing process from understanding the task through researching, reading and planning, to drafting and composing, reviewing and finalising their copy with many self-study exercises included throughout.

Rethinking academic writing pedagogy for the European university

This chapter sets out to define the role of academic writing in English in the context of universities across Europe, in order to help teachers working in ...

Author: Ruth Breeze

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401207959

Category: Education

Page: 188

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All over Europe, universities are moving over to English as the language of instruction. This development has been accelerated by global forces, and its pedagogical consequences have yet to be fully explored. This book examines this situation from the point of view of students and teachers, focusing particularly on the acquisition of English language writing skills in European university contexts. It takes an academic approach, and is firmly grounded in the bibliography on teaching academic writing to second language users in English-speaking countries, as well as in the bibliography on teaching English in Europe in higher education. In addition to providing sound pedagogical guidelines, it also brings together the most recent critiques of current practice and an overview of the innovative approaches devised in the last ten years. This is a book for all those who are involved in the changing European university scenario: English teachers and writing instructors, lecturers faced with the challenge of teaching their courses in English, university administrators and decision-makers.

Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language

Issues and Challenges Facing ESL/EFL Academic Writers in Higher Education Contexts ... in this study were working in the area of academic writing research, ...

Author: Ramona Tang

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441173980

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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It can be a challenge writing in a language that is not your native tongue. Constructing academic essays, dissertations and research articles in this second or foreign language is even more challenging, yet across the globe thousands of academics and students do so, some out of choice, some out of necessity. This book looks at a major issue within the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). It focuses on the issues confronting non-native-English-speaking academics, scholars and students, who face increasing pressure to write and publish in English, now widely acknowledged as the academic lingua franca. Questions of identity, access, pedagogy and empowerment naturally arise. This book looks at both student and professional academic writers, using qualitative text analysis, quantitative questionnaire data, corpus investigations and ethnographic approaches to searchingly examine issues central to the EAP field.

The Essentials of Academic Writing for International Students

Most international students need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework, but writing good academic English is one of the most demanding tasks ...

Author: Stephen Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317503729

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Most international students need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework, but writing good academic English is one of the most demanding tasks students face. The Essentials of Academic Writing for International Students has been developed to help these students succeed in their assignments—quickly! This course has a clear, easy-to-follow structure. In the first part, Process and Skills, each stage of the writing process is demonstrated and practised, from selecting suitable sources, reading, note-making and planning through to re-writing and proof-reading. Each unit contains examples, explanations and exercises, for use in the classroom or for self-study. The units are clearly organised to allow teachers and students find the help they need with writing tasks. The second part of the book, Elements of Writing, deals with key areas for improving accuracy, such as academic vocabulary, using numbers and punctuation. This section can be linked with the first part or used for reference or self-study. All international students wanting to maximise their academic potential will find this practical and easy-to-use book an invaluable guide to writing in English for their degree courses. All elements of writing are clearly explained Full range of practice exercises, with answer key included Use of authentic academic texts and examples Fully up-to-date, with sections on finding electronic sources and evaluating internet material

Exploring Options in Academic Writing

Exploring Options in Academic Writing is designed to help student writers develop their knowledge and use of academic language to meet demands of college- ...

Author: Jan Frodesen

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: 9780472034260

Category: Academic writing

Page: 215

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Exploring Options is designed to help student writers develop their knowledge and use of academic language to meet the demands of college- and university-level writing assignments. It draws on the research identifying lexical and grammatical patterns across academic contexts and provides authentic reading contexts for structured vocabulary learning. Recognizing that vocabulary choices in writing often require consideration of grammatical structure, Exploring Options focuses on specific kinds of lexico-grammatical decisions--that is, the ones involving the interaction between vocabulary and grammar--that students face in shaping, connecting, and restructuring their ideas. The book helps writers learn how to effectively use resources such as learner dictionaries, thesauruses, and concordancers to improve academic word knowledge. Following a unit on using resources for vocabulary development, the contents are divided into three parts: Showing Relationships within Sentences, Connecting and Focusing across Sentences, and Qualifying Statements and Reporting Research. Part 1 focuses on verbs and modifiers that express increases and decreases, verbs and abstract nouns that describe change, connectors and verbs describing causal relationships, and parallel structures. Part 2 explores the words that help connect ideas and add cohesion. Part 3 discusses how to express degrees of certainty and accuracy and the use of reporting verbs.

Dialogue Science and Academic Writing

“Some interpersonal meta-discourse aspects in contemporary written economics lectures.” In Academic Discourse, Genre and Small Corpora, Marina Bondi, ...

Author: Zohar Livnat

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027275028

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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This book investigates the dialogic nature of research articles from the perspective of discourse analysis, based on theories of dialogicity. It proposes a theoretical and applied framework for the understanding and exploration of scientific dialogicity. Focusing on some dialogic components, among them citations, concession, inclusive we and interrogatives, a combined model of scientific dialogicity is proposed, that reflects the place and role of various linguistic structures against the background of various theoretical approaches to dialogicity. Taking this combined model as a basis, the analysis demonstrates how scientific dialogicity is realized in an actual scientific dispute and how a scientific project is constructed step by step by means of a dialogue with its readers and discourse community. A number of different patterns of scientific dialogicity are offered, characterized by the different levels of the polemic held with the research world and other specific researchers – from the “classic”, moderate and polite dialogicity to a direct and personal confrontation between scientists.

How to Use Storytelling in Your Academic Writing

Techniques for Engaging Readers and Successfully Navigating the Writing and ... equals clear writing, then why is so much academic writing so cluttered?

Author: Timothy G. Pollock

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781839102820

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Good writing skills and habits are critical for scholarly success. Every article is a story, and employing the techniques of effective storytelling enhances scholars’ abilities to share their insights and ideas, increasing the impact of their research. This book draws on the tools and techniques of storytelling employed in fiction and non-fiction writing to help academic writers enhance the clarity, presentation, and flow of their scholarly work, and provides insights on navigating the writing, reviewing, and coauthoring processes.

Academic Writing for International Students of Science

Academic Writing for International Students of Science will help international students to develop their command of academic scientific writing in English.

Author: Jane Bottomley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317695325

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Academic Writing for International Students of Science will help international students to develop their command of academic scientific writing in English. It guides students through the writing process itself, and will help them to produce clear, well-written and well-organised essays and reports. The book covers a range of issues such as how to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely, how to develop a coherent argument, and how to avoid plagiarism by making effective reference to sources. Through detailed analysis of authentic scientific texts, the book will enhance students’ understanding of the nature of academic scientific writing. This will enable them to understand how language and discourse function in a real scientific context. The texts serve as models of good writing and are followed by practice activities which will help students to develop their own writing skills. Key topics include: the writing process; academic scientific style; sentence structure; paragraph development; referring to sources; coherence, argument and critical thinking; academic and scientific conventions. This book will be an invaluable companion to those studying for a science or technology degree in an English-speaking institution. Informative study boxes, model answers and a clear, comprehensive answer key mean that the book can be used for self-study or with guidance in the classroom.

Critical Thinking in Academic Writing

Among a range of academic tasks that demands critical thinking, academic writing is arguably the most crucial yet most problematic (Shaheen, 2016).

Author: Shi PU

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000434057

Category: Education

Page: 184

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The book inquires into critical thinking through a cultural approach. Based on an ethnographic study, it compares Chinese postgraduate students’ conceptualisations and applications of critical thinking in three different settings in China and the UK. From an insider’s perspective, it analyses the intricate interplay of multiple cultural and individual factors that conditions students’ critical thinking development as they learn to write an academic thesis and to manage postgraduate learning. The book offers insights into the nature of problems that Chinese students encounter with critical thinking and envisions possibilities for the ideas for critical thinking to have a transformative power in an intercultural space. The book will primarily be of interest to academics and educators who work on critical thinking and academic writing, especially those who work with Chinese students. Scholars interested in intercultural issues in higher education may also find it relevant.

Polish Your Academic Writing

The introduction is the guiding map for the whole of your academic writing piece. Maintain the order of your reasons, answers, points, and arguments from ...

Author: Helen Coleman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529705751


Page: 112

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Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here Struggling to find your academic voice? Polish Your Academic Writing gives you the advice and skills you need to write appropriately and impactfully and get the best grades in your assignments. Effectively make your point and answer the assigned question Build a solid and logical writing structure Perfect your paragraphs and make your sentences flow. Super Quick Skills provide the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you’ll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it’s writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies. Learn core skills quickly Apply right away and see results Succeed in your studies and life. Super Quick Skills give you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.

Academic Writing for International Students of Business

Acknowledgements Teachers' introduction Students' introduction Academic writing quiz Part 1 The writing process 1.1 Background to writing What is academic ...

Author: Stephen Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136899676

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Academic Writing for International Students of Business is the first book specially designed to assist overseas students studying Business or Economics courses in English. Most courses expect students to complete a variety of writing tasks as part of their assessment, such as essays, reports and projects. For many students these can be a major concern, but this book explains the writing process from start to finish and practises all the key writing skills. Academic Writing for International Students of Business is clearly organised and can be used either with a teacher or for self-study. It is divided into four main parts: the Writing Process, from assessing sources to proof-reading the completed work elements of Writing, practising such skills as giving definitions and examples accuracy in Writing, with 15 units on areas from abbreviations to verb tenses writing models, which illustrate emails, CVs, reports and longer essays. This pattern makes it easy for teachers or students to find the help they need with writing tasks. All the units include extensive practice exercises, and a full answer key is included. All the material has been thoroughly tested and revised. This is an up-to-date course which reflects the interests and issues of contemporary Business studies. Critical reading, avoiding plagiarism and working in groups are dealt with in detail. This practical and easy-to-use guide will help students planning to progress onto a career with international companies or organisations, where proficiency in written English is an important asset.

Academic Writing An Introduction Third Edition

of a statement to another speaker—produces one of the distinctive sounds (and looks) of scholarly writing. The distinctiveness of this way of writing could ...

Author: Janet Giltrow

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770485082

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 372

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Academic Writing has been widely acclaimed in all its editions as a superb textbook—and an important contribution to the pedagogy of introducing students to the conventions of academic writing. The book seeks to introduce student readers to the lively community of research and writing beyond the classroom, with its complex interactions, values, and goals. It presents writing from a range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, cultivating students’ awareness of the subtle differences in genre. This new edition has been revised throughout and contains many new exercises, updated examples, a new section on research proposals, and wider disciplinary coverage. The organization of the book has also been revised to better fit with the timeline of most teaching terms.